breaking dawn weekend box office Box office: 'Breaking Dawn   Part 2' hits $141 million; 'Skyfall' soars for James Bond recordWhile “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” came up just shy of a franchise record in its opening weekend, “Skyfall” has smashed the James Bond series’ overall record.

In its third week, the Daniel Craig starrer has notched up $669.2 million worldwide, well ahead of the previous topper, $599.2 million, set by “Casino Royale” in 2006.

The vampire romance, led by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, is a certified blockbuster with $141.3 million for the weekend, but failed to match the previous domestic record — $142.8 million — set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon in its opening weekend in 2009.

After a limited opening last week, Steven Spielberg‘s “Lincoln” earned a respectable spot in third place, with $21,000 in its nationwide expansion.

The Top 10 domestic box-office weekend estimates:

1. “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2”: $141,300,000
2. “Skyfall”: $41,500,000
3. “Lincoln”: $21,000,000
4. “Wreck-It Ralph”: $18,312,000
5. “Flight”: $8,615,000
6. “Argo”: $4,070,000
7. “Taken 2”: $2,100,000
8. “Pitch Perfect”: $1,262,250
9. “Here Comes The Boom”: $1,200,000
10. “The Sessions, ” “Cloud Atlas” and “Hotel Transylvania” (tie): $900,000

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